54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CH. 333 -JUNE 12, 1940 missioners, $10,000: Provided,That all expenditures under this appro- priation shall be made under the supervision of the Board of Education. For maintenance and instruction of blind children of the District of Columbia, in Maryland, or some other State, under a contract to be entered into by the Commissioners, $11,500: Provided, That all expenditures under this appropriation shall be made under the super- vision of the Board of Education. No part of any appropriation made in this Act shall be paid to any person employed under or in connection with the public schools of the District of Columbia who shall solicit or receive, or permit to be solicited or received, on any public-school premises, any subscrip- tion or donation of money or other thing of value from any pupil enrolled in such public schools for presentation of testimonials to school officials or for any purpose except such as may be authorized by the Board of Education at a stated meeting upon the written recommendation of the superintendent of schools. No money appropriated in this Act for the purchase of furniture and equipment and school supplies for the public schools of the District of Columbia shall be expended unless the requisitions of the Board of Education therefor shall be approved by the Commis- sioners of the District of Columbia, or by the purchasing officer and the auditor for the District of Columbia acting for the Commissioners. The Board of Education is authorized to designate the months in which the ten salary payments now required by law shall be made to teachers assigned to instruction in nature study and school garden- ing, and in health, physical education, and playground activities. The children of officers and men of the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and children of other employees of the United States stationed outside the District of Columbia shall be admitted to the public schools without payment of tuition. BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS For beginning construction of an eight-room addition to the Syphax School, including an assembly hall-gymnasium and the necessary remodeling of the present building, $95,000, and the Commissioners are authorized to enter into contract or contracts for such addition at a cost not to exceed $215,000: Provided, That not to exceed $4,515 of the amount herein appropriated may be transferred to the credit of the appropriation account "Municipal Architect's Office, construc- tion services , and to be available for the preparation of plans and specifications for said building; For beginning construction of a junior high school building on land owned by the District of Columbia in the vicinity of Seventeenth and Q Streets Southeast, $445,000, and the Commissioners are authorized to enter into contract or contracts for such building at a cost not to exceed $881,850: Provided That not to exceed $18,518 of the amount herein appropriated may be transferred to the credit of the appro- priation account, "Municipal Architect's Office, construction services", and be available for the preparation of plans and specifications for said building; For the preparation of plans and specifications for a new extensible senior high school building to be constructed, at a total cost of not to exceed $900,000, on a site already owned by the District of Columbia at Twenty-fourth Street and Benning Road Northeast, $20,000, which amount may be transferred to the credit of the appropriation account, "Municipal Architect's Office, construction services", and be available for the above purposes, including the employment of personal serv- 319 Proviso. Supervision of ex- penditures. Blind children. Proviso. Supervision of ex- penditures. Solicitation of sub. scriptions, etc. Requisitions for equipment, approval by Commissioners. Nature study, etc., teachers. Children of Army, Navy, etc., personnel, admission to schools. Syphax School, ad- dition andremodeling. Proviso. Funds for plans, etc. Ante, p. 309. Junior high school, Seventeenth and Q Streets SE., construc- tion. Proviso. Funds for plans, etc. Ante, p. 309. New extensible sen- ior high school, prep- aration of plans, etc. Site. Ante, p. 309.